We exist because every individual affected by eating distress deserves specialist support, hope, and to know that recovery is possible.
Our vision is to offer every individual impacted by eating distress in the North East hope, understanding and a route to recovery. We support anyone aged 16 and above with:
Our understanding of eating distress
- Prevention and early identification/intervention through our education and training programme (for anyone aged 11+)
- Support for the loved ones of individuals with eating distress through specialist skills workshops, education and support.
- Routes to recovery for individuals through counselling, psychotherapy and psychoeducational peer support groups.
Eating distress is a way of saying that something is wrong. We don't just respond to the symptoms of eating distress but look at underlying causes. We develop services that enable people to increase their understanding of their use of food to cope with difficult emotions. We encourage people to explore opportunities for change and to find their own path to recovery rather than imposing a solution.
Our practice is person centred and also recovery orientated. Our services are provided in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
As a small charity, we rely on the generosity of the public to allow us to continue our work. Every donation is noticed and appreciated, and allows us to really make a difference in someone’s life – by helping to provide specialised one to one counselling sessions to people who would otherwise not be able to access them, run our support groups, and provide training so people can spot the signs of eating distress and help others seek the support they need as early as possible.